Rangers legend John Brown has advised defender Rob Kiernan to keep a cool ahead during the Old Firm derby against Celtic next month.

Their crushing 4-0 win over Scottish Premiership opponents Dundee last weekend in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals has set up a mouthwatering semi-final clash against Celtic next month.

The eternal Scottish rivals have come to face-to-face just once since Rangers dropped out of the top tier a few years ago, and that was last season, when Celtic managed a comfortable win over the Gers in a Scottish League Cup game.

However, Rangers are flying in the Scottish Championship this season and will fancy their chances against Ronny Deila’s men, who have shown some inconsistent form in recent times.

Kiernan, Rangers’ standout defender this season, has been one of the cornerstones of the  team, and will be expected to put in a big performance against Celtic if the Gers are  to prevail.


And former Rangers defender Brown believes Kiernan needs to remain calm and composed to keep the impressive Celtic attack at bay.

When asked about his advice for Kiernan for the Old Firm derby in a Twitter Q&A, the Rangers legend said: “Have a cool head – he has been a standout [for Rangers].

“Stay on your feet and keep doing what you are doing.”

Brown won the Scottish Cup three times during his time at Rangers and he also represented the club in over 250 league games.